We've always been told to wash our hands alot and there IS a good reason why. On average, adults can touch as many as 30 objects within a minute, including germy surfaces like light switches, doorknobs, phone receivers, and remote controls.

At home, this isn’t such a big deal. Your body is more immune to these germs and it’s easy to wash your hands at a moment’s notice.

But what happens when you go out to dinner, do some grocery shopping, or visit the doctor's office?

You’re out in the wilderness and you need to be careful.

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According to scientists, here are some of the germiest surfaces out there that you need to avoid – or at least protect yourself from:

Restaurant menus

Lemon wedges at restaurants (this IS scary for me--I love lemon in my tea)

Condiment dispensers

Restroom door handles

Soap dispensers

Grocery carts

Airplane bathrooms

And last but not least----Doctor's offices (AARP.org)

 

Now--where is that bar of Dial Soap I've been keeping handy?!?!?!